Health

JACINTA KNELL

“I have wanted to do a Master of Public Health for about 5 years but couldn’t see how I could fit it in with being half a year in Australia working and half a year overseas working. Torrens flexible options means that as long as I have internet, I can study anywhere.”

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There is an incredible disparity in public health in all cities, countries and globally.

Developing and implementing effective public policy to help ensure that all people can enjoy good health, regardless of their location or socio-economic status. Start from the beginning or push your career to the upper echelons of public health policy with these undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications – suitable for career ambitions in government, NGO or private consultancy.

Postgraduate

Master Degree, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate

Be a part of the growing demand for professionals in the public health sector.

Key Study outcomes

  • Apply local and global public health awareness to public health challenges
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative health policy and management to promote and optimise the health and welfare of various populations.
  • Apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases among human populations
  • Understand the financial, legal and economic aspects of health and health policy
  • Identify and analyse the major social, behavioural and cultural variables and issues affect the health of populations
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of systematic research in public health practice
  • Identify and describe environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a given community or population
  • Demonstrate team building, negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Use collaborative methods for achieving organisational and com-munity goals

Ideal for:

    Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.

Change lives on a local, national or global scale.

Key Study outcomes

  • Manage teams, demonstrating negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Assess, analyse, and communicate public health information
  • Use collaborative methods for achieving organisational and community goals
  • Design and apply intervention strategies

Ideal for:

    Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.

Make a difference to your community – locally, nationally or globally.

Key Study outcomes

  • Analyse financial, legal, and economic aspects of health and health policy
  • Apply local and global public health awareness to public health challenges
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity
  • Use collaborative methods for achieving organisational and community goals
  • Apply knowledge and skills of systematic research to public health practice
  • Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases among human populations.
  • Assess, analyse and communicate population health information to diverse audiences.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative health policy and management to promote and optimise the health and welfare of various populations.
  • Identify and describe environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a given community or population.
  • Build and lead teams, and demonstrate negotiation and conflict management skills.

Ideal for:

    Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.


Undergraduate

Bachelor Degree and Diploma

Are you ready to be an agent for change in your community? Your country? Globally?

Key Study outcomes

  • Develop and manage effective public health policy at all levels of society
  • Understand the key determinants in disease control and prevention
  • Develop skills in health surveillance and epidemiology

Ideal for:

    Students who want to enter public health administration for government agencies, NGOs or other private health organisations.

Impact public health through nutrition, campaigns and public policy.

Key Study outcomes

  • Understand the key determinants in disease control and prevention
  • Develop skills in health surveillance and epidemiology
  • Develop and manage effective public health policy through nutrition at all levels of society

Ideal for:

    Students who want to enter public health administration for government agencies, NGOs or other private health organisations and have a passion for nutrition-related issues public health.

Explore the applications of nutrition in a variety of contexts.

Key Study outcomes

  • Understand the nutritional needs for populations at a global scale
  • Critically analyse and develop health programs to address global nutrition issues
  • Understand of the nutritional needs of the human body

Ideal for:

    Students who want to learn the fundamentals of nutrition and how it affects the body but want the versatility to explore a variety of career options.

Key Study outcomes

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition and health science
  • Understand a range of nutrition solutions in human development, health and fitness.
  • Explore nutritional science and its application in real life
  • Ability to evaluate and provide advice on individual’s nutritional and diet requirements

Ideal for:

    Students who want to enter public health administration for government agencies, NGOs or other private health organisations.